Went to you website. Every thing is dead end. No information.
Just to let you guys on here know, we're building our new H-1 3D printer kits NOW!. Basically, they're a famous open source Huxley based 3D printer, but instead of printed parts, we're injection molding them for price, speed and quality. Most kits we've seen on ebay are $60-$100 just for the plastic printed pieces!
Our kit is only going to be on IndieGoGo until December 19th. After that, you'll still be able to buy these machines and parts on our website, but for a slightly higher price. The low price with IndieGoGo is to just get enough kits sold to cover tooling and outsourcing of electronics, which isn't much. We have split up the kit into different levels, so if you want to use our parts and your motors, our parts and motors, your extruder head, or the whole kit, we can supply what you want. Here's a rundown of our pricing for the IndieGoGo project.
Plastic Parts Only: $35
Only contribute for this perk if you're into DIY projects. You'll get all the plastic parts we make! This includes extruder parts and gears. We'll provide a list of hardware required to complete the kit. We'll also provide drawings to show assembly details.
Extruder Controller Boar: $65
This perk is only for our extruder electronic control board. Contribute here if you want an on/off stepper speed controller. This controller connects to the spindle on/off relay found on many popular breakout boards. Our controller incorporates thermistor temperature control and feedback of the heating head.
Complete Parts and Hardware: $100
There are no electronics, however you'll get a complete set of parts, hardware, belts, and pulleys with instructions to build a complete machine. It'll be sitting sitting in front of you 'screaming' for motors and electronics of your choosing!! Get this perk if you want to buy another controller for the H-1, like an Arduino based controller.
Parts Kit with Electronics: $350
For the DIY in you, this perk gets a complete set of parts, motors, and electronics. It's for someone who likes putting things together. The electronics are used with a Mach3 or EMC2 software setup. Our H-1 prototype testing is done with Mach3.
H-1 Assembled Tested: $450
The H-1 assembled, calibrated, and tested for use with Mach3. Used with a PC that has a parallel port. Instructions for Mach3 setup will be available on our website. We'll have a link for Mach3 configuration used with our electronics. For packaging purposes, there will be minor assembly required.
Check around guys, bet you won't find one that cheap!
Go check out the pics and videos we're putting on our website to see pics of our machine.
We will also be doing most of this machine in an open-source fashion, i.e. we will be putting the CAD files up on our website to download, as well as any other software/hardware related things we do with for this kit.
Our other site for the open-source side of the kit is SeeMeCNC.
Check it out, oh, and we're on facebook too! seemecnc placepage and seeme cnc personal page
johnoly99 AT gmail DOT com
Last edited by jolafson; 11-13-2011 at 09:43 AM.
Went to you website. Every thing is dead end. No information.
Last edited by jolafson; 11-13-2011 at 09:44 AM.
Phoneman, yes, I'm up right now working on our site. We just finished our Indigogo site project, and you can check it out and buy one on there, or contribute to the different levels we have up. Sorry, long day and havn't been up to speed all day.
Go check it out SeeMeCNC H-1 -- IndieGoGo and please, feel free to give us any feedback. We havn't seen alot of interest in the 3D printers on here yet, but thought it's a good place to show you guys what we can offer!
First You might think about signing you name to all posts. Makes for better relations with the folks you are talking with.
Second. You might want to add contact information on the web site and your IndieGoGo campain.
You are asking for a leap of faith from the folks that visit your sites.
I would say that before I would invest in one of your machines I would like to talk to a live person on the phone to get a better feel for who you are.
Photos should all have captions that explane what we are looking at.
Hope this helps
You bet it does Dave. Keep the feedback coming
I can totally understand what you mean. I don't like buying anything over about $100 online unless it's got a good rep, or have heard of people with good experiences. The Indiegogo thing is pretty big with the open source crowd, we tried kickstarter, but their automated bot refused our application, again, so indiegogo it was! I've got some links to email us at the bottom of the pages, and the indiegogo site has info and contact information, and i'm working on a bio page for the websites to tell more about us and what we do.
We are an actual brick and mortar shop, partdaddy.com a.k.a. blackpoint engineering. CNC machining, plastic injection molding and electronic goodies are our primary bread and butter. Steve's the owner, and I run the CNC's. He's been doing this for a long time, '96 I believe? Don't quote me. I've been around CNC's for about 8ish yrs. We're in Northern Indiana, and if you contirbute on indiegogo, fridays are like an open-house day, anyone that contributes can come on over and take a look at what we're doing.
Just a start, but anyone interested should be able to read this and get a good feeling for what we are. As always, keep the suggestions coming. I'll work on getting some good captions up for the photos. The filenames are pretty descriptive too if that helps.
johnoly99 AT gmail DAWT com
Email is still the preffered initial contact point for me, i'm always available to make a call, just don't often hear one!
Ok, per Daves suggestions, good by the way, if you hover over the images, you'll get the popup descriptions of what the images are. I'm working on a wordpress site possibly, and the nextgen galleries are pretty awesome for that, but for now, we're keeping it a simple html page. Have no fear, I'll be building a really awesome looking site soon!
Last edited by jolafson; 11-12-2011 at 11:42 PM.
Looks good keep it up. See my latest facebook thoughts.
Do you do Skype. My skype name dave.sohlstrom
Thanks for stopping by our facebook page. We've been working on this project for a few months, and are ready to start selling kits. We were trying another route to crowdsource first, but, didn't quite work out. We've been actually talking about doing a live video feed of customers submitted parts being printed on our machine, as a sort of demo, just for fun mainly. These machines aren't "fast" printers. The servos can move the machine at around 800 in/min. in XY, and 20 in the Z axis. but print speeds with our .020 tip have been about 7in./min. As far as print quality etc..., we've been using a .020" tip on our extruder head with 1/16" fillament, and it gets pretty fine detail. Our build thickness was .015, so it "squishes" out the material a bit. We're going to offer replacement tips, in all different sizes etc... which is where you get your quality/speed ratio, bigger tip, faster print, lower resolution etc...
Hope this helps.
P.S., make you a heck of a deal, Email me an .STL file, and I'll print it for you! I don't think we want to make that an everybody thing for our indiegogo, but a few people is a worthy investment form my perspective. Try and keep it in about a 4" square, and that should be a 1day print.
ahh, forgot your advice from earlier
Email is coming at you.
The changes you have made look good.